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They go to a hillock a little way off, on which was a shrine of Demeter Euchloös. See map in Introd.

εὐχλόου, as protecting the young green corn and other young vegetation (“χλόη”), Paus. 1.22.3ἔστι δὲ” (at Athens) “καὶ Γῆς κουροτρόφου καὶ Δήμητρος ἱερὸν Χλόης”. She was associated with “Γῆ κουροτρόφος” and with Apollo in the “Χλόεια” held on 6th Thargelion (latter part of May). Other names given to Demeter as protectress of crops, etc., expressed the ills which she averted, as “καῦστις, ἀζησία” (parcher), “ἐρυσι?βη” (mildew), “ἑλήγηρις” (popularly referred to “εἵλη”, sunshine, but doubtful).

προσόψιον, not found elsewhere, is read by L and Suidas. “"The hill of Demeter, in full view"”: rather than, “"the hill looking on Demeter."” The act. sense is possible ( Ph. 1040θεοί τ᾽ ἐπόψιοι”), but the other seems better here: cp. Ant. 1110ὁρμᾶσθ᾽...εἰς ἐπόψιον τόπον”.

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    • Pausanias, Description of Greece, 1.22.3
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